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Also known as garbage compactors, or waste compactors, trash compactors are able to reduce the volume of waste materials by up to 75%, saving space in landfills and reducing the costs of storing and removing trash. Read More…

Trash Compactors Trash compactors are used in the waste reduction and garbage removal industries to compact waste material and scraps for easier transportation and handling, and better space efficiency.
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South Holland, IL  |  800-875-1038

Since 1962, Maren has led the industry, building powerful and reliable manual tie, automatic tie and two ram balers, shredders and conveyors. That’s why many of the most successful paper & box plants, distribution centers, post consumer recyclers, and printers rely on Maren Balers to bolster their bottom line. Maren’s reputation for great customer service has carried from generation to generation of operators, service technicians and equipment buyers worldwide.

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Maren Engineering Corporation $$$

Jacksonville, FL  |  800-231-9286

If you are currently paying for the disposal of cardboard, paper, plastic or non-ferrous metals; than consider International Baler Corporation & our range of balers and related equipment.

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International Baler Corporation $$$

Hendersonville, NC  |  828-696-2111

At RCBC Global, we have established ourselves as pioneers of the waste-to-energy movement. We offer various types of new and used balers such as vertical, horizontal, logger balers, and many more. Our team will help you find a baler that fits within both your space requirements and your budget—all while ensuring waste is properly managed. When you choose RCBC, you choose an investment into the future of waste and pollution management.

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RCBC Global, Inc. $$$

North Chili, NY  |  585-594-0200

Baling Technologies Inc. is an industry leader in the design and installation of waste handling systems. The baler is often the central machine in a waste handling. Whether you manage a 400 ton per day recycling facility, or a small printing plant, when the baler goes down, it is a big problem! That is why we have chosen to represent the finest baler equipment manufacturers in the industry.

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Baling Technologies, Inc. $$$

Portland, OR  |  855-268-3393

We have been providing industrial waste and recycling equipment to Oregon and the southwestern part of Washington since 1987. Some of our equipment includes cardboard balers, industrial trash compactors and medical waste sterilizers. We sell, rent and lease. 24/7 service is available. Contact us.

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WESSCO $$$

Van Nuys, CA  |  800-220-6776

EPAX Systems supplies superior baling & compaction equipment for many commercial & industrial waste handling applications, even the heavy tasks. Choose from our General Purpose Compactors, Rotary Compactor, Stationary & Self-Contained Compactors, Industrial Compactors, Indoor Commercial Compactors, Vertical & Horizontal Balers, plus entire waste management programs, including disposal & recycling.

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EPAX Systems, Inc. $$$

Wilsonville, OR  |  503-682-3633

SSI Shredding Systems provides a wide range of waste management products, including industrial shredders, industrial balers, industrial reducers and industrial compactors.

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SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. $$$
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Industries such as food processing, hospitality, retail and consumer, material handling and pharmaceutical benefit from trash compacting either in reducing waste volume for landfill disposal, or in preparing trash for recycling.

Trash compactors, or industrial compactors, are used to crush, flatten and compress cans, bottles, fibrous materials, food products, paper etc. Most waste materials can be handled safely in a trash compactor; however aerosol cans, batteries, flammable or explosive materials and poisonous materials should be disposed of in approved ways.

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Trash compactors can be designed to process dry and solid waste, or manufactured with extraction capabilities for food products or other trash items that may contain residual liquids. Residential trash compactors are smaller and used for household waste, whereas many garbage collection trucks have trash compactors on board to conserve space when transporting garbage to landfills. Warehouses, manufacturing facilities, medical centers, hotels etc. all use compactors on their premises. As trash is produced, it is compacted and readied for disposal or recycling.

There are three main components to a basic trash compactor: a trash container, a motor and a flat steel press. The motor has to exert a great amount of pressure and is typically powered by a hydraulic system which minimizes heat production and reduces energy loss. During the compaction process, the waste materials and trash are placed in the container and the steel press is lowered onto it with great force.

The pressure results in the compression of the materials into a smaller volume. When the pressure measures a set point and the trash can be no further compressed, the motor reverts to its original position, allowing the compacted trash to be removed, either manually or by an automated system. Commercial trash compactors typically use bins or bags to store the newly compressed materials, while industrial compactors and industrial balers produce bales of compressed waste.

Trash compactors will continue to play a role in the process of reducing the carbon footprint of industrial activity. They reduce the frequency of waste removal, minimize the potential for overflowing waste and contaminants, provide more hygienic environments and improve facility maintenance.

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